Community Support

We serve the energy needs of hundreds of cities and towns throughout our service territory, and we are integral members of those communities. We are literally connected to the communities we serve through active and ongoing investment in their infrastructures.

We believe we have a responsibility to have a positive impact in all we do—as a good neighbor, community advocate and environmental steward. Our community impact is far-reaching—from community investment funding to employee volunteering to environmental partnerships and educational initiatives.

2011 2010 2009
Focus Area Grants $3,928,270 $4,057,065 $3,701,700
Economic sustainability $1,165,180 $1,131,700 $1,081,200
Environment $886,620 $973,215 $764,500
Arts and culture $670,900 $734,350 $788,200
Education $1,205,570 $1,217,800 $1,067,800
United Way Contributions $5,532,470 $5,378,890 $5,200,000
Employee contributions $2,766,235 $2,666,945 $2,600,000
Company contributions $2,766,235 $2,711,945 $2,600,000
Matching Gifts Program $1,321,317 $1,323,542 $1,114,597
Employee contributions $720,862 $710,634 $586,262
Company contributions $600,455 $612,908 $528,335
Volunteer Matching Dollars $247,735 $163,150 $129,549
Disaster Relief $30,000 $50,000 $10,000
Other Contributions $2,005,287 $3,001,753 $2,682,801
In-kind Contributions $111,079 $217,118 $103,934
Total $13,176,158 $14,191,518 $12,942,581
Employee Volunteer Hours 31,018 28,263 28,415

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About the Report

We published our first corporate responsibility report (formerly known as the Triple Bottom Line report) in April 2005, with the contents covering the 2004 calendar year, and we have published a similar report in each following year. Our report is based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the most widely used sustainability reporting framework in the world. Additionally, we incorporate the GRI's Electric Utilities Sector Supplement indicators wherever possible.

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